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Dahlonega Spa Resort in Dahlonega, Georgia

Posted by on January 30, 2013

The first thing you need to know about Dahlonega, Georgia aside from the fact that it is completely lovely in every way, is how to pronounce the name of the place.

For quite a while, when we first made arrangements to visit, I was calling it Dahlonega, pronounced like Talladega. Luckily, before we visited this friendly little jewel of a town tucked away in the North Georgia Blue Ridge mountains, I visited their website, checked out the video and realized I had been pronouncing it all wrong. 

So, when we met the friendly and likeable folks at the Visitor’s Center, I didn’t sound like a complete doofus.

Always a good thing.

We stopped in Dahlonega on our way back from the Pirate Fest on Tybee Island so, instead of heading on home to Kentucky when we reached Atlanta, we dog-legged off into the wilds of Georgia which was not quite as wild as it sounds since we drove straight there mostly on one highway. Although I’m just going to admit that getting home after our visit was not nearly as easy since we drove through the mountains to connect back with I75 and, at one point, were having a serious argument about the gravel road the GPS was trying to send us on. But that may have been because we persisted in trying to correct it and make changes and our GPS can be a tiny bit of a bitch when we mess with her.

I am the beach lover in our household and give me a beach house, any beach house, anywhere at any time, but Tom is a log cabin in the woods kind of guy. So you can just imagine his joy when he found that we would be staying in an actual log cabin in the woods in Dahlonega. We had been invited by the Dahlonega Spa Resort to stay with them during our visit and, when we pulled up into the driveway of this gorgeous property located in the mountains above Dahlonega, we were both a little bit awed.

The Main Inn at the resort - beautiful!

Located on 72 beautiful acres of wooded land, the resort has a variety of accommodations scattered about the property. The main Inn, in the photo above, has three guest rooms, the West Wing of the Inn has 8 guest rooms, and there is a Cottage House located just a short stroll down the driveway from the main Inn with three guest rooms and a suite with a kitchen.

View from the front porch of the Inn; you can see the Guest Cottage on the left.

I would have perfectly happy with pretty much any room in this fabulous resort, but Tom was all about the log cabins. The cabins are located in the woods surrounding the property and have either a king or two queens, a sitting area, a small but nice kitchen with a fridge and a darling little covered porch. Before we trekked back to our home in the woods, we strolled around the main Inn, which is perfectly lovely.

Front porch of the Inn, covered with rocking chairs and areas to dine.


Every room in the Inn is beautifully furnished; this is a nice area to relax.

The resort is the perfect place for a romantic getaway but it’s also a great place for a girlfriends retreat. They have a huge, outdoor jacuzzi and a complete spa which offers a variety of massages, skin treatments, and yoga classes. It’s also a wonderful place for retreats of any kind or weddings. With nearby hiking, incredible waterfalls and the quaint town of Dahlonega, it’s the perfect place to stay.

The spa at the Resort.

Here’s a video that really gives you an idea about what a fantastic place this is for a retreat of any kind.

Finally, we drove up the road to the cluster of log cabins and inspected our new home away from home.

Our first view of the resort cabins - wonderful!

Our cabin!

We were excited to see our darling cabin and immediately went inside to check it out. One thing you should know is that there are no phones or televisions in any of the rooms on the property. This didn’t bother us in the least as we had plenty of technology with us, but it’s something to keep in mind.

Wonderful, comfortable bed!

We loved everything about our cabin – the great bed, the comfortable, large room, the fully equipped kitchen and the quiet, peaceful woods that allowed us a great night’s sleep. The log cabin is truly more like a luxurious suite in a fabulous hotel than like a log cabin – until you step outside and see the scenic, woodland setting!

We were thrilled to be offered a full breakfast at the resort every morning we were there and everything we ate was absolutely delicious while at the same time being healthy as this is the focus of the resort – a health and wellness, relaxing escape. They have a full service restaurant but advance reservations are required for meals, unless you have included them as part of a special package. There is an option to have breakfast included with your stay if you select the Mountain Escape Package.  They also have a Wellness and Mind, Body, Spirit packages which include all meals starting with dinner on the day of arrival and ending with breakfast on the day of departure which also includes yoga and spa treatments. You can check out their great specials here.

Pretty dining room - with a great view of the mountains in the distance from some of the tables.


Beautifully arranged fruit for breakfast.

We loved absolutely everything about our stay at the Dahlonega Spa Resort and we had to tear ourselves away from our cozy cabin to see the local waterfalls and wineries and dine at some of the most incredible restaurants we have ever visited but tear ourselves away we did and I’ll tell you all about that soon. But if you are in the area and looking for the perfect place to stay, you have found it. Believe me.

Or, really.

Believe the true log cabin lover in our family who could not have been more content.

Full disclosure: Our stay was provided by Dahlonega Spa Resort but as always, I will share my honest opinion about any travel experiences I have.

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3 Responses to Dahlonega Spa Resort in Dahlonega, Georgia

  1. inka

    As always , this sounds so great, although I have to say: I’m with you. Give me beach, any beach over woods and the wilderness, unless it’s the desert.
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  2. Tamika D.

    This looks absolutely peaceful and BEAUTIFUL! I live for your posts/pics. I know you’ll keep them coming, Jan. ;0)
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  3. Andrea

    Such an amazing place! Actually, that’s what I’d need to get back my peace of mind… it’s so beautiful…
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